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We started off in the training centre, which was the most complete, it seemed as if everyone just left all of their possesions behind, calendars were still on the walls, desks were still full of belongings etc. All the training manuals (boxes of them), clothes and hard hats were still there too.
Next came the archives building, all the mechanics bays, some store rooms and offices, a huge warehouse and then the buildings housing the mine shafts and machinery.
One of the most refreshing things about the site from my point of view being UK based was the total absence of grafitti. Great to be able to see something being left to decay rather than vandalised.
When we came to leave we had to cross a very open area and we heard a shout which we pretended we hadn't heard and kept walking. We ended up heading towards an 8 feet high set of gates with a guard post next to it which looked like it was still in use. We turned left and into the road from which we'd entered the premises only to see 2 guards approaching us with big dogs. We walked slowly back towards the gates and as soon as we were out of sight around the corner we ran at top speed and vaulted the gates like they were 2 feet high.